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Deputy DPO

Job Title: Deputy DPO
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: car allowance, bonus, medical
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SB/PERM/DDPO_1651748844
Contact Name: Sneha Betharia
Contact Email: sneha.betharia@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description

Role: Deputy DPO

Type: Permanent

Location: Reading (Hybrid)

We have an exciting opportunity with one of the leading telecommunications brand. We are looking for an individual who has a genuine love of data protection, can think innovatively and provide practical and commercial advice in relation to data protection Reporting to the Data Protection Officer.

The Deputy Data Protection Officer will provide specialist, pragmatic, regulatory guidance and support to ensure that the client has the right policies, processes, procedures and controls in place to operate in line with its legal and regulatory obligations under UK data protection laws and regulations.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Deputise for the Data Protection Officer
  • Work collaboratively with the data protection team, colleagues in Compliance, Legal and InfoSec as well as the wider business to ensure that legal and regulatory requirements / best practices relating to data protection laws and regulations are effectively identified and implemented
  • Review / provide guidance on the development of compliance related policies, procedures, processes and controls to facilitate compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Work closely with the wider Risk & Compliance team to provide holistic support to the business
  • Facilitate the identification, investigation management and resolution of compliance related issues
  • Prepare relevant compliance reporting to meet both internal and external regulatory requirements
  • Engage with 1st / front line operational business teams to inform and advise 3UK and our employees about our obligations to comply with data protection laws and regulations
  • Monitor compliance with the UK- GDPR and other data protection laws, and with our data protection policies, including managing internal data protection activities and conducting compliance reviews
  • Ensure that company remain properly registered under the law and maintains an active article 30 register of processing activities, driving audit and associated data management processes
  • Manage data privacy breaches or near misses, support the identification of the root cause, mitigations and monitor implementation to prevent recurrence
  • Work with the business to implement compliance with data protection laws and regulation into its transformation programme
  • Oversee the subject access request process and individual rights, identify and evaluate our data processing activities

Skills/Experience we are looking for:

  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of UK data protection legislation & regulatory regime, with a proven history of working in the field of data protection (including e.g. ISEB/CIPPE qualification)
  • 3 + years of subject matter expertise in providing compliance support for data protection compliance including a proven track record in carrying out monitoring reviews
  • Previous experience in a B2C environment with large customer data sets, including marketing
  • Demonstrable experience in the application and implementation of Privacy by Design and Default, conducting Data Privacy Impact Assessments and independent assessment of data breaches
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential; a people person skilled at building and maintaining relationships both internally and externally as well as managing key stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to plan, organise and prioritise activities to efficiently meet business objective
  • Work well under pressure, be flexible and comfortable with ambiguity and manage several tasks at the same time working to tight deadlines

Preferred

  • A recognised data protection qualification and/or Law Degree .
  • Proven track record in supporting a large-scale transformation in relation to data protection requirements

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